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Kalpeshwar - Rudranath Trek Plan

Kalpeshwar - Rudranath Trek


Day From To km/ hr Remarks Photo
1 Delhi Devaprayag (813 m) 12 hr By train upto Haridwar and then by vehicle via Rishikesh. Stay at GMVN TRH. Visit the sangam of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers.
2 Devaprayag (813 m) Helang (1398 m) 10 hr By vehicle via Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli and Pipalkoti. As accommodation is practically nil at Helang go upto Joshimath and next day visit the Auli and return back to Helang for start of the trek.  Stay in GMVN TRH/ Hotel.
3 Helang (1398 m) Devgram (2020 m) 09 km/ 03 hr By walk. A road has been constructed upto the Salna village, but walk all the way from Helang to Devgram as it would help in next days walk. Take your time reaching the village as after it not much climb is there and after Panch dhara it is more or less flat. Keeping your belongings in the hotel visit Kalpeshwar the same day. Stay at Negi's Hotel.
4 Devgram (2020 m) Dumak (2395 m) 09 hr By walk. The trail is good one till Bansa, the last village of the Urgam valley and stop at the Urvasha temple. The trail now enters jungle. Follow the trail used by the villagers and reach the pass known as Kalgot pass. Enjoy the views and then start getting down. Have lunch at the Kalgot village and then proceed towards Dumak. The trail goes down all the way to the river and then rises again to the same height to reach Dumak. Stay at  Hotel.
5 Dumak (2395 m) Rudranath (3402 m) 11 hr By walk As you move out of the village the trail zigzags down 500 m to the river and then across a bridge it starts to climb. The climb finishes at the Toli meadow, where you feel like camping. If tired and having time and food, do camp here. The trail is across the meadow and again the climb starts. This climb finishes at around 10,000' on the ridge. A relief from the jungle. A slightly climbing trail now takes one to the Panar where a hotel is located. Have lunch here. Start moving on the trail on the ridge enjoying the scenery. The trail climbs till Pitar dhar which is marked by bells across the path. Rudranath is still quite a distance and so keep moving. Another hut comes which is not worth waiting as Rudranath is not far. Another bell across the trail signals that Rudranath is now only 500 m. Visit the temple for the evening Arti. Stay in  hut. 
6 Rudranath (3402 m) Ansuiya Devi (2080 m) 07 hr By walk. Attend the morning Arti and then get ready for a day of descent. The trail moves back to the hut you encountered on your way in and from here the route is different. You start climbing up from the hut following the trail which moves to the dip in the ridge. Then it moves to the other side of the ridge and at the height point you reach the Nyla pass. The destination of the day can be seen far down below. Slowly move along the zigzag trail and enter the dense jungle finally reaching the Kanda bugyal where you can stop for lunch or tea. Continue moving down through the jungle and reach the Amritganga river and cross it over a bridge. Now the trail moves along the right bank of the river and as you reach the broken houses you are at the village. Stay at the Hotel next to the trail. Visit the temples of Ansuiya Devi and Dutta. 

Ansuiya Devi (2080 m)

Mandal (1522 m)

06 km/ 02 hr Again if time permits and there is less water in the river go and visit the cave of Atri muni which is quite an adventure. Return back and after breakfast take the well made path to Mandal Take a look at the monolith Ganesh idol next to the path shortly after the village. Reach Ansuiya Devi gate and you are on the main road from Chopta to Gopeshwar.  Have a good rest day and enjoy the surrounding.  Stay in hotel or continue onwards to Srinagar.
8 Mandal (1522 m) Srinagar (579 m) 06 hr By vehicle via Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Nandprayag, Karanprayag and Rudraprayag.. Stay in GMVN TRH/ Hotel.
9 Srinagar (579 m) Delhi 10 hr By vehicle to Haridwar via Devaprayag and Rishikesh. From there by train.


Kalpeshwar and Rudranath Story Part I

Kalpeshwar and Rudranath Trek Photos Part I

Kalpeshwar and Rudranath Trek Photos Part II



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